Publication details [#55163]

Jørgensen, J. Normann, Louise Kammacher and Andreas Stæhr. 2011. Attitudinal and sociostructural factors and their role in dialect change: Testing a model of subjective factors. Language Variation and Change 23 (1) : 87–104.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This longitudinal study of language change, and in particular individuals' changing pronunciation of the Danish aj-diphthong over 20 years, explores two contrasting models, one based on sociopsychological factors (Kristiansen & Jørgensen, 2005) and one that rejects them (the Napoleon Principle, Brink & Lund, 1979). The results favor the former.